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Characters Pronunciation
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惣領

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Japanese souryou / soryo / そうりょう
Japanese (1) eldest child; oldest child; first-born child; (2) child who carries on the family name; (3) (archaism) pre-ritsuryo official established in key provinces, responsible for administration of his home and surrounding provinces; (4) (archaism) head of a warrior clan (Kamakura period); (place-name, surname) Souryou

釋迦牟尼


释迦牟尼

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Mandarin shì jiā móu ní / shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2
Taiwan shih chia mou ni
Japanese Shakamuni
Chinese Siddhartha Gautama (563-485 BC), the historical Buddha and founder of Buddhism; Sakyamuni Buddha (Sanskrit: sage of the Sakya)
釋迦文 (釋迦文尼); 釋伽文 Śākyamuni, the saint of the Śākya tribe. muni is saint, holy man, sage, ascetic monk; it is: intp. as 仁 benevolent, charitable, kind, also as 寂默 one who dwells in seclusion. After '500 or 550' previous incarnations, Śākyamuni finally attained to the state of Bodhisattva, was born in the Tuṣita heaven, and descended as a white elephant, through her right side, into the womb of the immaculate Māyā, the purest woman on earth; this was on the 8th day of the 4th month; next year on the 8th day of the 2nd month he was born from her right side painlessly as she stood under a tree in the Lumbinī garden. For the subsequent miraculous events v. Eitel. also the 神通遊戲經 (Lalitavistara), the 釋迦如來成道記, etc. Simpler statements say that he was born the son of Śuddhodana, of the kṣatriya caste, ruler of Kapilavastu, and Māyā his wife; that Māyā died seven days later, leaving him to be brought up by her sister Prājapati; that in due course he was married to Yaśodharā who bore him a son, Rāhula; that in search of truth he left home, became an ascetic, severely disciplined himself, and finally at 35 years of age, under a tree, realized that the way of release from the chain of rebirth and death lay not in asceticism but in moral purity; this he explained first in his four dogmas, v. 四諦 and eightfold noble way 八正道, later amplified and developed in many sermons. He founded his community on the basis of poverty, chastity, and insight or meditation, ad it became known as Buddhism, as he became known as Buddha, the enlightened. His death was probably in or near 487 B.C., a few years before that of Confucius in 479. The sacerdotal name of his family is Gautama, said to be the original name of the whole clan, Śākya being that of his branch, v. 瞿, 喬.; his personal name was Siddhārtha, or Sarvārthasiddha, v. 悉.


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Mandarin gōng / gong1
Taiwan kung
Japanese miya / みや    kyuu / kyu / きゅう
Chinese palace; temple; castration (as corporal punishment); first note in pentatonic scale; surname Gong
Japanese (1) shrine; (2) palace; imperial residence; (3) (honorific or respectful language) member of the imperial family; (4) headboard (on a bed); headstand; (5) (archaism) temple; (1) palace; (2) (See 五音) tonic (of the Japanese & Chinese pentatonic scale); (3) (abbreviation) (See 宮刑) ancient Chinese punishment (castration for men, or confinement for women); (n,n-suf) (4) (See 十二宮) zodiacal sign; (surname) Miyataka; (surname) Miyazaki; (surname) Miyasariki; (surname) Miyasaki; (surname) Miyagiki; (p,s,f) Miya; (surname) Tsukasa; (personal name) Gon; (personal name) Kyuuji; (personal name) Kyuu; (surname) Kimo
A palace, mansion; a eunuch.

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Mandarin biǎo / biao3
Taiwan piao
Japanese hyou / hyo / ひょう    omote / おもて
Chinese exterior surface; family relationship via females; to show (one's opinion); a model; a table (listing information); a form; a meter (measuring something)
Japanese (n,n-suf) table (e.g. Table 1); chart; list; (1) (ant: 裏・1) surface; (2) face (i.e. the visible side of an object); (3) front (of a building, etc.); obverse side (i.e. "head") of a coin; (4) outside; exterior; (5) appearance; (6) public; (7) {baseb} (ant: 裏・うら・8) first half (of an inning); top (of an inning); (8) cover (for tatami mats, etc.); (9) {comp} foreground; (surname) Hyousaki; (surname) Hyou; (surname) Tawara; (p,s,g) Omote; (personal name) Uwa; (surname) Ue
Indicate, manifest, express, expose; external; face


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Mandarin qīn / qin1
Taiwan ch`in / chin
Japanese shin / しん
Chinese parents-in-law of one's offspring; parent; one's own (flesh and blood); relative; related; marriage; bride; close; intimate; in person; first-hand; in favor of; pro-; to kiss; (Internet slang) dear
Japanese (1) intimacy; closeness; friendliness; (2) close relative; (prefix noun) (3) (See 親米,親アラブ) pro- (e.g. pro-American, pro-Japanese, etc.); (personal name) Yoshimi; (surname) Chikara; (female given name) Chikashi; (female given name) Chika; (personal name) Shinji; (personal name) Shin; (surname) Oyazaki
Personally related, own, intimate; family; a wife, marriage; feeling of intimacy

初盆

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Japanese hatsubon / はつぼん Japanese first obon following the death of a family member

初祖

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Mandarin chū zǔ / chu1 zu3
Taiwan ch`u tsu / chu tsu
Japanese shoso / しょそ
Japanese (obscure) the first generation of a family; school (of thought) or religious sect; (surname) Hatsuso
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

大頭

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Japanese daigashira / だいがしら    oogashira / おおがしら Japanese (See 幸若舞) school of kowakamai dance founded by Yamamoto Sirozaemon; (1) (See 小頭) leader of a (large) group; (2) (See 大纛) large decorative black flagpole tassel made from tail hair (of a yak, horse, ox, etc.) or dyed hemp; (3) leader of a (large) group; (4) (kana only) puffbird (any bird of family Bucconidae); (5) {sumo} first makushita rikishi listed on the banzuke; (surname) Daitou; (surname) Daigashira; (place-name) Ooto; (surname) Oozu; (surname) Oogashira

總領

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Japanese souryou / soryo / そうりょう Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) eldest child; oldest child; first-born child; (2) child who carries on the family name; (3) (archaism) pre-ritsuryo official established in key provinces, responsible for administration of his home and surrounding provinces; (4) (archaism) head of a warrior clan (Kamakura period)

釋迦


释迦

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Mandarin shì jiā / shi4 jia1
Taiwan shih chia
Japanese shaka / しゃか
Chinese Sakya (name of a north Indian tribe); abbr. for 釋迦牟尼|释迦牟尼 Sakyamuni Buddha; sugar apple
Japanese (personal name) Shaka
(釋迦婆) Śakra.; Śākya. the clan or family of the Buddha, said to be derived from śāka, vegetables, but intp. in Chinese as powerful, strong, and explained by 能 powerful, also erroneously by 仁charitable, which belongs rather to association with Śākyamuni. The clan, which is said to have wandered hither from the delta of the Indus, occupied a district of a few thousand square miles lying on the slopes of the Nepalese hills and on the plains to the south. Its capital was Kapilavastu. At the time of Buddha the clan was under the suzerainty of Kośala, an adjoining kingdom Later Buddhists, in order to surpass Brahmans, invented a fabulous line of five kings of the Vivartakalpa headed by Mahāsammata 大三末多; these were followed by five cakravartī, the first being Mūrdhaja 頂生王; after these came nineteen kings, the first being Cetiya 捨帝, the last Mahādeva 大天; these were succeeded by dynasties of 5,000, 7,000, 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, 15,000 kings; after which long Gautama opens a line of 1,100 kings, the last, Ikṣvāku, reigning at Potala. With Ikṣvāku the Śākyas are said to have begun. His four sons reigned at Kapilavastu. 'Śākyamuni was one of his descendants in the seventh generation.' Later, after the destruction of Kapilavastu by Virūḍhaka, four survivors of the family founded the kingdoms of Udyana, Bamyam, Himatala, and Sāmbī. Eitel.

一等親

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Japanese ittoushin / ittoshin / いっとうしん Japanese first-degree relative; member of one's immediate family

牛糞種


牛粪种

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Mandarin niú fèn zhǒng / niu2 fen4 zhong3
Taiwan niu fen chung
Japanese gofun shu
The first Gotama ancestor of Śākyamuni, who is reputed to have sprung from cow-dung in the Sugar-cane garden, probably a mere tradition that the family sprang from herdsmen; cow-dung seed

筆頭者

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Japanese hittousha / hittosha / ひっとうしゃ Japanese head of a family; first name on a list

1等親

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Japanese ittoushin / ittoshin / いっとうしん Japanese first-degree relative; member of one's immediate family

一等親;1等親

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Japanese ittoushin / ittoshin / いっとうしん Japanese first-degree relative; member of one's immediate family

総領;惣領;總領(oK)

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Japanese souryou / soryo / そうりょう Japanese (1) eldest child; oldest child; first-born child; (2) child who carries on the family name; (3) (archaism) (See 律令制,総領・すべおさ) pre-ritsuryo official established in key provinces, responsible for administration of his home and surrounding provinces; (4) (archaism) head of a warrior clan (Kamakura period)
This page contains 16 results for "family first" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).



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